Weekly Learning Targets and Important Information

Week of 2/5

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Bus Schedule
231- running
233- running
235- off

Specials
Art

Valentine Exchange
Our class will be exchanging valentines on February 14. If your child would like to participate, please make sure they have a valentine for each student in our class. A class list was sent home a couple of weeks ago in your child's Thursday folder.  Please let me know if you need another copy. :) Your child may also bring in a bag or decorated box to collect their valentines. 

LEARNING TARGETS:
Reading
This week, we will be finishing our study of folktales. We will be reviewing character traits, character feelings, character motivation, and morals or lessons taught within a story. The students and I will also be working on summarizing stories with the framework "Somebody . . . Wanted . . .  But . . .  So . . . Then . . ." (S.W.B.S.T.). Our Fundations phonics unit will focus on syllable types.

Writing
Our main target in writing this week is crafting written responses about our reading. The students will be taking their S.W.B.S.T. framework from reading and using it to write expanded summaries of fiction text. We will also be working on compound and complex sentences. For spelling, we will be working with diphthongs (the double vowel sound when two vowels are next to each other, ex. the "oi" in coin).

Math
This week, we will be starting Topic 11 in our enVision math workbook. This is another short topic, which focuses on multi-step word problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The students will be taking the pretest for this topic on Wednesday, which will help me place the students in small groups.

The students continue to take multiplication timed tests every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please make sure your child is practicing his/her multiplication and division basic facts at home.

Science
This week in science, the students will be continuing their study of life cycles. This week, the students will be learning about why plants flower and grow fruit.  They will also be investigating why there are so many different flower types